All Uses for Rotten Flesh in Minecraft Listed

Sure, you could throw that rotten flesh away. Or you could eat it.

It’s easy to look at the Rotten Flesh in your inventory and think that disgusting pile of meat is a waste of an inventory slot. But it’s not! There’s a handful of things you can do with it, which makes having it not weird, but actually practical. Here’s a list of all uses for Rotten Flesh in Minecraft.

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All Uses for Rotten Flesh in Minecraft Listed

So you’ve slapped around a few zombies and looted the meat from their undead body. That’s not weird at all, and now you’ve got rotten flesh in your inventory. But before you toss it into a pit of lava, you might want to know if it has some practical use.

And it does! Here’s every practical use listed.

  • You can eat it. Eating Rotten Flesh, however questionable, restores 4 hunger and .8 hunger saturation. But it also has an 80% chance of inflicting Hunger (effect) for 30 seconds.
  • You can use it to breed, heal, and interact with tamed wolves. Using Rotten Flesh, you can lead tamed wolves around and can accelerate baby wolf growth by 10%.
  • You can trade it. If you have a Cleric villager, you can trade 32 Rotten Flesh for 1 emerald. Not a bad trade, all things considered.
  • You can use it to get an achievement. At least, if you’re on the PS4. This achievement is called Iron Belly, and you get it when you eat a piece of rotten flesh while starving. It’s worth 20 gamer score.

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Rotten Flesh is plentiful but things to do with it are not. But with enough meat, you can become the lord of the wolves.

If you want to make hunting Zombies for that Rotten Flesh a little spookier, check out these Seeds, which can give your Minecraft server that spooky aesthetic: Top 5 Scariest Minecraft Seeds for 1.19.


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Daphne Fama
A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms